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Greystones notes week August 21st

Greystones

Please forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher,  2875327/087 2845465,

kk@KathleenKelleher.com.

 

LOTS TO DO OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS !!

DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL EVENTS !!

ESPECIALLY HERITAGE WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

CHECK OUT DETAILS OF GREYSTONES TIDY TOWNS FAMILY DAY

  1. CRISPIN’S,  SATURDAY,  19 AUGUST 2017

Details below.

 

STARTS THIS WEEK END !!

HERITAGE WEEK:  19 to 27 AUGUST 2017

Wide range of fabulous activities with something for everyone.

Details of local events below.

 

Have a look,  there will be something to catch your interest !!

Some events suitable for children,  please check Heritage Week.ie website for details.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful week !!

 

COUNTY WICKLOW LEADER PROGRAMME 2014 TO 2020

County Wicklow Partnership is seeking funding Expressions of Interest from communities.

Deadline for EOI is 15 September 2017.

Full details from leader@wicklowpartnership.ie.

 

GREYSTONES TIDY TOWNS IS SETTING UP JUNIOR TIDY TOWNS COMMITTEE

Committee will be established this September with local Secondary + Primary Schools.

Can you help ??  Tidy Towns need one or two people to help as School Liaisons.

Please spread the word to those who might come on board.

Full details from mariettown@gmail.com or Facebook.

 

 

Tidy Towns Juniors                   

 

 

HOLY ROSARY CHOIR RETURNS FROM HOLIDAYS +NEEDS NEW MEMBERS !!

Come along and join this wonderful choir with a superb reputation.

Choir sings at the 6:00 p.m. Mass in Holy Rosary Church,  First & Third Saturdays.

You will be given a very warm welcome.

Details from Louise,  Musical Director,  085 8801466,  or Tony,  Chairman,  087 2442818.

 

NEW PARKING BYE LAWS WILL BEGIN MONDAY,  28 AUGUST 2017.

There will be a new start time each morning for charging period.

Charging period will now be Monday to Saturday,  10 am to 6 pm.

There will be a grace period of 15 minutes.

Grace period is on commencement of parking in all areas.

Grace period will allow time to purchase parking tickets.

And accommodate quick stops at local shops and school drop offs.

Trace period begins when wardens first observe legally parked car.

 

IMPORTANT !!  THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD WHEN TICKET TIME EXPIRES !!

OR WHEN PREPAID TIME PURCHASED BY PHONE EXPIRES.

WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP … YOUR TIME IS UP !!

 

Grace period does not apply to illegal parking.

That is,  parking on double yellow lines or footpaths.

Or in a loading bay if not a commercial vehicle.

 

Illegal parking always warrants a fine, irrespective of whether or not you have a ticket !!

 

                                   

Parking Meter 

 

 

 

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALLS PREVENTION

CLASSES START 5 SEPTEMBER

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  2.45 pm,  for six classes.

 

Programme is evidenced based to be effective at preventing falls.

Programme is easy,  enjoyable and safe for people with arthritis to learn.

 

Also good for everyone to improve health and wellness.

Improved balance significantly reduces rate of fall.

Also improves relaxation,  vitality,  posture and immunity.

 

Details from Marilyn O’Connor,  086 8441359.

Cost is €60 for six classes.

 

Tai Chi

                                                                

 

GREYSTONES ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION GRAPE EACH SUNDAY !!

Greystones Harbour Marina.

Each Summer Sunday until the end of August;  11 am to 5.30 pm.

 

Come along and see a wide variety of excellent photography and artwork.

What a way to spend a summer afternoon !!

 

GRAPE Landscape 2016                            

 

 

WICKLOW GARDENS FESTIVAL CONTINUES

Wide range of beautiful private local gardens will be open to the public this season.

A wonderful opportunity for all those who love gardening and gardening design.

 

Wicklow is home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful and exciting gardens.

Wicklow is also home to some amazing smaller gardens.

These garner international acclaim and media attention for Wicklow.

 

Don’t be disappointed,  check the dates and times and availability of viewing.

A wonderful day out for Greystones people and visitors alike.

 

Check the link below for some of our wonderful local gardens

:

          Charleville House and Gardens        Enniskerry

          Cloncallow                                  Newcastle

          Corke Lodge                               Bray

          Dower House                              Rossanagh,  Ashford

          Glenfield                                     Thornhill Road,  Old Connaught,  Bray

          Gorse Hill                                   Windgates,  Greystones

          Trudder Grange Garden                 Newtownmountkennedy

 

Full details of gardens and opening times at www.visitwicklow.ie/private-gardens.

 

http://visitwicklow.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/gardensmall15.jpg                          

 

 

WHIST EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING ST. KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE 8 PM.

 

GREYSTONES ACTIVE RETIRMENT ASSOCIATION

KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE

www.greystonesara.com.

 

Outings + Meetings

Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.            

                      

 

 

19-27 August 2017

Heritage Week Local Events

 

Emmet Family at Altidore Castle,  Kilpedder

19-27 August, 2017;  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Booking required.

 

Altidore is a rare Georgian castellated house.

The tour is conducted by one of the Emmet family,  who now live at Altidore.

The family is direct descendants of brothers Thomas Addis and Robert Emmet.

 

Admission:  Adult, €5;  Child, €5;  Concession, €5.  Booking required.

Not suitable for children under 12,  partial wheelchair access, car parking available.

Details from 087 7601369 or e4altidore@eircom.net.

 

                          

 

 

Historical Tour Christ Church Delgany

Delgany Community Council and Christ Church Delgany.

19 and 20 August, 2017;  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

An interesting and entertaining tour of Christ Church Delgany.

From history to architecture to art to anecdotes from 1789 onwards !!

 

Admission free,  suitable for children under 12,  full wheelchair access available, car parking.

Details from Aileen.Lennon@gmail.com or 087 8370322.

 

 

Tours of Old Burial Ground Delgany Village

Guided tour with Laillí de Buitléar.

 

20 August      12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

23 August      11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

26 August      11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Come see the dome shaped gravestones dating 1712-1800.

Including fine examples of Elizabethan lettering.

9th century shaft of early Christian Cross that can clearly be seen at 12:00 p.m.

Early dome shaped gravestones have been discovered since these old burial grounds.

Recently,  they have been restored,  2007.

 

Admission free;  parking available;  not suitable for under 12s, partial wheelchair access.

Details from laillidebuitlear@gmail.com or 2876094.

 

 

Season Park Farm Allotments Newtownmountkennedy

Adult focused nature event with a study of the 32 allotments.

 

19 August      10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

27 August        2:00 p.m. to   4:00 p.m.

 

This workshop will provide information on growing,  allotment growing.

Growing and harvesting for nature,  the importance of pollination.

 

Allotments are really at their best at this time of year.

A guaranteed special event !!

Tea and coffee provided.

 

Adults,  €5;  booking required.

Full details from grace_garde@hotmail.com or 087 1477507.

 

Wicklow Bound:  Talk and Walk

Wordwell Books,  The Castle Inn,  Newcastle.

26 August, 2017;  12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Talk by Seán Ó Súilleabháin,  local resident,  teacher and author of Wicklow Bound .

Lively and informative talk on local wildlife and nature upstairs in The Castle Inn.

 

Talk will include presentation of images from Seán’s book.

Images highlight the birds and wildlife that can be spotted during subsequent group walk.

Guided walk around Newcastle Fen Bird Sanctuary will follow the talk.

 

Admission free;  suitable for children under 12 who should be accompanied by an adult.

Partial wheelchair access and parking available.

 

 

 

Geology Walk Greystones

Meet at Lifeguard Hut,  South Beach,  Greystones

26 August, 2017;  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

 

Geological guided walk along Greystones seafront.

Introduction to Geology,  marine mapping.

Engineering geology of Greystones Harbour and coastal erosion of North Beach.

 

Field trip will be led by local geologist,  Koen Verbruggen.

And geological engineer,  Sean Mason.

 

Full details from Koen.Verbruggen@gsi.ie or 087 2042974.

 

 

Historic Walk and Map Exhibition with Newcastle Residents Association

Meet at Newcastle Community Centre and travel to Ballyvolan Stud.

 

26 August, 2017;  2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Talk about local history.

Visit adjoining ancient woodland.

Map exhibition in Community Centre and refreshments.

 

Admission free;  parking available;  partial wheelchair access.

Suitable for children under 12.

 

Details from careyml@eircom.net or 087 2381060 or 2819321.

 

 

 

20 August 2017

  1. DAVID’S SECONDARY SCHOOL CAR BOOT SALE

Today and each first and third Sunday until 3 September.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Admission for sellers:  Cars,  €13;  Vans/cars with Trailers,  €25.

Gates open at 7:00 a.m. for sellers.

 

Always a great place to find that special good value item or treasure.

All welcome to come along and support the school.

 

21 August 2017

Irish German Society of County Wicklow Meeting

Bray Town Hall at 7:30 p.m.

 

Guest Speaker will be HE Michael Collins,  Irish Ambassador to Federal Republic Germany.

Michael has had a very distinguished career.

Including a very important role as Ambassador to the United States.

During the on-going talks concerning a settlement in Northern Ireland.

 

26 August 2017

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s Primary School,  Church Road,  Greystones;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

25/26 August 2017

Greystones Sailing Club:   Taste of Greystones Cruiser Regatta

Greystones Sailing Club,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

 

Approximately 100 boats are expected to come again this year.

Feeder races finishing from many east coast clubs on the Saturday.

Weekend sponsored by BJ Marine.

 

Greystones Sailing Club

 

 

3 September 2017

Social,  Hobby & Craft Afternoon

Kilian House Family Centre;  3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Come and join in,  share a skill,  pick up a new hobby or find a friend !!

Bring your craft or hobby items and see what happens !!

A great afternoon is had by all,  with a cuppa in hand too !!

All welcome.

 

10 September 2017

La Touche Wines & Niche Vines Buffet BBQ & Aussie Wine Tasting

SOBE @Charlesland Golf Club;  2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

€50 per ticket,  booking at La Touche Wines;  2873826.

Limited to 60 people.

 

 

 

13 September 2017

Greystones Cancer Support Cancer Carers Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.

 

Special meeting for those looking after a cancer patient.

Cancer Carers are very special people.

They play an important role in the life of a cancer patient.

 

Cancer Carers have needs too.

Please remember that you are not alone.

All Cancer Carers welcome.

Details from 2871601 or info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com

 

14 September 2017

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Aid of Wicklow Hospice

Hosted by Greystones Cancer Support.

Greystones Cancer Support Centre;  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

19 September 2017

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Please come along.

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.

 

20 September 2017

Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.

 

Special meeting for those bereaved in the past two or three years.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.

 

Sessions of the Bereaved Group are being professionally facilitated.

Facilitator is Liz Gleeson,  trained in bereavement work and assistance.

Bereaved Group sessions can be extremely helpful.

You will be given a very warm welcome.

 

Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.

 

22 September 2017

Culture Night

 

27 September 2017

Holy Rosary Soup & Sandwiches

Kilian House Family Centre;  12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches.

Followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Suggested donation,  €5.00.

 

All proceeds go to local charities.

Everyone is most welcome for good food and a friendly chat.

 

27 September 2017

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening

La Touche Place;  8:00 p.m.

 

This meeting is for men who have or who have had cancer and for those men who have family or friends who have had cancer. 

 

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.

 

Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.

 

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